State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in secondary grade levels (9-12).
North Dakota Administrative Code 67-11-05-01. School counselor credential.
For purposes of school accreditation, a school may employ as a school counselor only a person who holds a school counselor credential or a provisional school counselor credential as outlined in this chapter or who has been authorized by the education Standard and practices board in that specialty at a level the department determines meets or exceeds the requirements of this chapter and is consistent with the North Dakota teacher education program approval Standard 2004 with 2006 revisions adopted by the education Standard and practices board.
North Dakota Century Code 15.1-06-19. Counselor positions - Requirement.
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, each school district must have available one full-time equivalent counselor for every three hundred students in grades seven through twelve.
Up to one-third of the full-time equivalency requirement established in subsection 1 may be met by career advisors.
For purposes of this section, a “career advisor” means an individual who holds a certificate in career development facilitation issued by the department of career and technical education under section 15-20.1-24 or an individual who is provisionally approved by the department of career and technical education under section 15-20.1-25 to serve as a career advisor.
Webpage detailing school counselor requirements.